The health of teeth and general health are closely related. Bacteria and inflammation in the mouth pose serious threats to health.

Health begins in the mouth

Healthy teeth and thus create a healthy set of teeth in addition to a pain-free, powerful chewing a radiant smile and speak clearly and unhindered. In a healthy mouth, the gums pale pink, not swollen or sensitive. The teeth are clean and shiny. The whiteness of the teeth is not in relation to oral health, this varies from person to person. There is no uniform white. With age, the teeth are generally more yellowish. The consequences of the much advertised bleaching the teeth for dental health is not yet foreseeable.


Historical retrospectives

Knowledge of the relationship between dental health and physical health is already tens of thousands of years old. Already from the cuneiform inscriptions of the Babylonians of the second millennium BC, the correlations were detected.

Health Consequences

Bacteria such as streptococci and Helicobacter pylori in the mouth and inflammation in gum disease (periodontitis) is abundant. Get these bacteria into the bloodstream, this can draw the following conditions are to:

¤ Heart attack
¤ Stroke
¤ Thrombosis
¤ deterioration of glucose levels in diabetes mellitus existing
¤ joint pain
¤ rheumatism relapses
¤ infection of transplants and implants
¤ lung disease at age
¤ Respiratory infections
¤ Stomach and intestinal problems as well as stomach ulcers
¤ impairment of blood clotting and damage to the vessel walls
¤ Chronic meningitis and brain abscess
¤ Skin Diseases

In pregnant women with dental disease is a risk of pregnancy complications is given.Inflammation in the mouth can have a negative impact on many organs. For example, if not treated caries, the bacteria from the work itself to the root tip and penetrate even into areas of bone. This is apart from the pain is not too dangerous. Of streptococcal infection caused abscesses are especially dangerous for patients with cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary or rheumatic diseases. Get the bacteria into the bloodstream, they spread throughout the body. Dental emergency aid and antibiotic therapy are essential.

Relationship between periodontal disease and coronary heart disease

The classic risk factors of coronary heart disease, high blood fat levels, stress and smoking. This includes the periodontitis. Any infection, including periodontal disease represents a risk for the development of atherosclerosis or heart valve infection dar. The coronary arteries and the arteries supplying the brain are particularly vulnerable. Oral germs already brushing teeth or chewing into the systemic circulation. The spread of germs in the bloodstream, for example, in the context of periodontitis can be detected molekurbiologisch. Approximately one third of all patients with coronary artery disease, there are corresponding germs.

In summary

Open is as yet the extent to which periodontitis will ultimately affect the progression of coronary artery disease. It is clear that inflammation caused by bacteria in the bloodstream can lead to serious complications. With regular, professional oral hygiene to the dentist can be eliminated and avoided numerous complaints. Chronic diseases can heal better.